Classifications of Professional Tattoo Needles

25/02/2011 14:43

Tattoo needles are used to insert tattoo ink into your skin. Choosing the suitable needle will definitely make your tattoo designs more attractive. Before you start tattooing, getting familiar with tattoo needles is really essential.

 Here let’s learn the classification of professional tattoo needles, mainly six categories.

1. 1 Round Liner Needle

 Literally, you can regard them as single needles. Such needles are applied in the exquisite places of the design. They are easy to control and sharp enough to insert the needle without too much strength. As a result, the speed of tattoo supplies should not be too fast since too sharp and too fast will result to worse damage of the skin.

  But tattoo artists may not choose 1 round liner to insert inks into the skin. One reason is such needled is not suitable for large color areas because the infiltration won’t be thick enough and more time are required. Another is, fast- speed liner work with 1 round liner requires more for the appropriateness of tattoo machine’s movement, neither inserting too deep nor pausing too long, as it’s easy to break the micrangiums, causing excessive permeation of pigments leading to future blooming.


2. 3 Rounder Liner Needles

 Its pin is a combination of three pin end into a single one. Taking advantage of the space between the needles storing more pigments, when piercing, it will have a good penetration effect, which will be really suitable for outlining.


3. Rounder Liner Needles

  By combining multi needles into one cylindrical circular needle, the same, there can store much more pigments. Tattoo guns with five needles combined can do thick lines at a fast speed, and can shade light and dark colors in detailed parts when slowing down the speed. When with more than ten needles, it can quickly stab a large color area.

  There is one thing you should note: you should do more to force the surface area, so it’s naturally difficult to penetrate the skin, only puncturing in a relatively shallow layer, but it’s easier to apply in colors of light shades. If you insert the needles deeper deliberately, the skin surface will be damaged, leaving a bad appearance of the color. That’s why it’s not suitable for skin puncture of deep layer.


4. Single Magnum needles

  Single magnum needles combine many needles, mostly four to six. Magnum needles have the advantages of both single needles and round liners, but they are too sharp for color thorn of the entire surface skin.


5. Double Magnum needles

  Take five flat shader needles for example. Set the needles in two rows, making the second and forth ones above. Double magnum needles make up the drawbacks of single magnum needles and they are the most common used needles.

  Pay attention. There exist impacts of force surface when the combined needles reach 13, then the skin will be formed by the concavity compression and colors will be uneven.


6. Magnum Needles of Three Rows or More

  They are applied for large color areas. As far as I know, there are not many tattoo artists using such needles, mainly are Japanese artists, which may be a habit of Japanese hand tattooing. Needles of this kind can stab a denser layer of color and have a better effect than round liners.

  Anyway, the size of tattoo needles depends on the design’s size and details. You can’t be too careful when choosing.